iPhone 6 Interest Remains Strong as Consumers Look to Larger Displays

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Demand for the next generation iPhone remains strong in the months before its expected fall debut, claims a report from RBC Capital Markets analysts. According to a 4,000 person survey conducted by RBC, half of consumers who plan to upgrade their phone in the next three months intend to buy an iPhone and a quarter of those would be willing to pay $100 more for their iPhone to have a 5.5-inch screen over the other rumored size of 4.7 inches.

    Customers know about and are interested in the next iPhone, with 74 percent of survey respondents stating they are aware of Apple's possible fall iPhone launch and fifty percent claiming they are interested in buying an iPhone for their next phone. Primarily, customers are looking for performance improvements and a large screen in their next iPhone handset.
    These customers not only want a larger phone, they also are willing to pay for it, with more than one quarter of respondents willing to pay a $100 premium to buy a 5.5-inch iPhone for $299 instead of the current $199 for the 16GB iPhone 5s and presumably the 4.7-inch iPhone 6. This echoes an earlier report from Raymond James analyst Tavis McCourt, who also says consumers are showing an increasing willingness to pay a $100 price premium for a larger device.

    Analysts expect the next iPhone to cause iPhone sales to surge as consumers upgrade to the large-screened handset. This demand could translate into a 15 to 20 percent jump in unit sales, year over year, claims RBC. Besides the iPhone 6, Apple also is expected to unveil the iWatch and refresh its iPad lineup later this year in what Eddy Cue says is "the best product pipeline that I've seen in my 25 years at Apple."

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  2. paul4339 macrumors 65816

    Sep 14, 2009
    $100 more is fine with me if it has bigger screen ... and hopefully better battery life!
  3. john123 macrumors 68020


    Jul 20, 2001
    Am I the only person who does NOT want a bigger screen? Sheesh.
  4. TimeSquareDesi macrumors 6502


    Apr 25, 2013
    I'm totes New Yorkian
    Blackberry should have been grouped with "other" to avoid further embarrassment.
  5. nepalisherpa macrumors 68020


    Aug 15, 2011
    Heck yeah!

    There are others, but, I'm not one of you! ;)
  6. john123 macrumors 68020


    Jul 20, 2001
    I just don't want something massive in my pocket. I already have something like that. :p
  7. ghostface147 macrumors 68020


    May 28, 2008
    It all comes down to how each model fits in my hand. Not a fan of the size of the Note in my hand.
  8. Bare macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2008
    I swear, if people are getting paid for this kind of "analysis," where do I sign up?
  9. Serban Suspended

    Jan 8, 2013
    what? what? Samsung Mega 6.3 ??
  10. skinned66 macrumors 65816


    Feb 11, 2011
    Ottawa, Canada

    I think I'd be okay with a 4.7" but 5.5" would be too oversized; especially after I made fun of my friend's Galaxy Note 2 and how ridiculously large it was :rolleyes:
  11. SpoonCody macrumors 6502

    May 28, 2014
    I think a lot of iPhone fans will finally discover what many other Android/WP users have long known:

    1) Larger screens rock for everything. Email, games, browsing, video playback, reading, typing... etc. The list can go on and on. The benefits are great.

    2) Using larger screen devices with one hand is not impossible, and in fact, quite manageable. You'll learn to adjust. Those that used to claim it's impossible will eat their words when they learn just how quickly they'll adjust.

    3) Larger devices can still fit in pockets. Of course, the larger you go, the harder it'll be, but again, people will adjust.

    4) There is no "perfect size" -- choice will be great. I do hope Apple continues offering a 4" option, though, for those who want to stay there. And ideally, a next-generation 4" option (not just the previous generation's 5S or anything). If not, people will just have to adopt to the trends if they want the latest.

    Very much looking forward to the new iPhones.
  12. Radio macrumors 68000

    Mar 5, 2012
    Central California
    Is apple ready going to start offering 32 GB minimum storage?


    It will be $399 for a slightly larger 5.5" screen and 32 GB

    Count on it :apple:
  13. thebeans macrumors 6502

    Feb 9, 2009
    Me Too

    Yea, I have a huge key ring in my pocket too. :D
  14. decimortis macrumors 6502a


    Aug 28, 2007
    I shall buy a 5.5" iPhone.
    Should someone call me on it, I shall hold to my ear and speak.
    People will laugh but I don't care; they're so small I can't even see them...

  15. polterbyte macrumors 6502


    Sep 24, 2012
    I've been using a Galaxy Note since my iPhone 5 was destroyed in a car accident. It's big, to be sure, but not as bulky, once you get used to it. I'm quite ready to ditch it in favor of a 5.5in iPhone, as Android is definitely not my cup of tea.
  16. Yvan256 macrumors 601

    Jul 5, 2004
    And more than one quarter of respondents still don't know the definition of "subsidized" . :rolleyes:
  17. Tankmaze macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2012
  18. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    I'm sure they're rethinking that after Amazon's 32 GB minimum.

  19. iChrist macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2011
    3 countries for tax benefit
    Where's the survey question about wanting a bigger bezel?

  20. paul4339 macrumors 65816

    Sep 14, 2009
    You still make calls on your phone? ;)
  21. D.T. macrumors 604


    Sep 15, 2011
    Vilano Beach, FL
    Hahaha, did you guys rehearse that? :D
  22. mr.steevo macrumors 65816


    Jul 21, 2004
    I find my Nexus4 screen (4.7) to be a bit too big. I find that I prefer the iPhone 5 size.
  23. teslo macrumors 6502a


    Jun 9, 2014
    i bought my 5S the other week to avoid the new design. i can't be alone..
    down the road, i'd even buy a next-gen 5C to maintain the size if they offered muted colors like, y'know, black and gray..
  24. avanpelt macrumors 68030

    Jun 2, 2010
    I'm shocked!! :rolleyes:
  25. Toltepeceno Suspended


    Jul 17, 2012
    SMT, Edo MX, MX
    Excellent post, agreed with all of it.

    I picture those that like 3.5" and 4" phones as having 19" square tv's in their houses. I have an iphone, but it's really to small for me.

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